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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Wyoming incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs), permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs, with an additional state requirement in connection with notification.
· Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Solid and Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Wyoming.
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In addition, Wyoming requires the emergency coordinator to immediately notify DEQ at its 24-hour telephone number: 307-777-7781.
Note: The Wyoming regulations do not specifically require LQGs to comply with this additional state provision, but that is probably an oversight in the 2015 revision of the state regulations, especially as ...